Downpatrick is a small-sized town and not too big of place that people will spend a lot of time exploring. This small town is located 33 km south of Belfast city in County Down, Northern Ireland.  If you’re visiting Belfast and looking to explore further then Downpatrick is a place for you to check out.

Even though Downpatrick is considered a small-sized town, it is still considered the largest in the Lecale area. it’s a commercial, recreational and administrative centre for the locality and services as a hub for the nearby towns and villages.

Saint Patrick’s Grave

One of the reasons why people decide to visit Downpatrick is because Saint Patrick is buried here in the town cathedral. People come to the cathedral to check out the grave of the legend that was Saint Patrick.

St. Patrick’s Day is a famous celebration held in Northern Ireland in Downpatrick. This celebration is held through an annual cross-community parade which goes through the centre of the town. Back in time, this celebration was actually held for one day only, but in the recent years it was extended to include the whole week, bringing family events and history exhibitions for the public

More Attractions in Downpatrick Town

There is a variety of attractions that one could check out while in Downpatrick Town such as Ballyalton Court Cairn. As well as Ballynoe Stone Circle, Down County Museum, Downpatrick Racecourse and Downpatrick and County Down Railway.

Check out some of our other blog post that might interest you such as Downpatrick Museum, Down Cathedral – St. Patricks Grave, Saintfield.


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